On October 1, the world exhibition EXPO 2020 started in Dubai, where the Estonian pavilion will also introduce the research works of Tallinn University of Technology. Watch the video about the new generation of solar panels.
The future city can manage high energy needs in a smart way. Materials scientists and physicists at the Tallinn University of Technology are contributing to a carbon-neutral future city through the use of innovative photovoltaic panels. These semi-transparent, lightweight and flexible solar panels are made from sustainable materials using unique technology that even allows them to be printed. Thus, park benches, building facades, bus stops, sidewalks, and all other possible and impossible surfaces in the city can be covered with an incredibly thin layer of solar panels. The future city will produce electricity environmentally friendly, without high costs, providing power where it’s needed the most.